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The Cool And The Crazy Review

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Rebellious teenage gang experiments with violence and drug-dealing.

★★★★★

Though directed by old-timer William Witney, this American Independent Pictures quickie from 1958 is full of wild youth characters and hand-me-down James Dean attitudes. There's also a heavy dose of moralising, as a couple of drags on a joint lead to heroin addiction and murder for reform school grad Scott Marlowe, while class cut-up Richard Bakalyan is scared straight and Gigi Perreau just hangs around in very tight sweaters.

Unoriginal and unrealistic.